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No Glory 2014

2014 marks the centenary of the start of the First World War. There are plans to spend many millions on a sanitised form of remembrance and even celebration. 

The Edinburg Stop the War group alongside other organisations intends to make sure that alternative voices are heard. We will be organising events under the banner of ‘No Glory in War’. There is a UK website at . Do add your name to the Open Letter, which has been signed by people from all walks of like including the poet laureate Carol Ann Duffy. But we want to develop our own resources and events in Scotland.

Help needed

But to do this well we need your ideas, talents and support. Some of the things already in the pipeline includes: a mural, dedicated web materials, a series of meetings, educational materials, a poetry booklet and event, musical events and an exhibition. If you interested in helping there are a whole range of things to get involved in – we need more poets and musicians and people with artistic skills – but there is much more to do as well. Indeed to get some of the things off the ground we need financial


Get involved

If you would like to get involved:

Email us at or write to us at Peace and Justice Centre

St Johns Church, Princes 

 Street, Edinburgh EH2 4BJ

If you can help financially send cheques, payable to Edinburgh STW, to this address.


We have copies of the excellent small book on the first world war which has been wriiten by Neil Faulkner for £4.  Email to order a copy.

1914-2014: Welfare not Warfare

Dangerous Women

Drones Public Meeting

Dates for your diary

Posted 4/18/2014

Monday 21st April – 7.30pm to 10pm. David Rovics gig at the City Café, 19 Blair Street, Edinburgh EH1 1QR.  Entrance £8, Concessions £5

Organised by Edinburgh Stop the War – check out David’s music at


Saturday 26th April – 2pm – 5pm at the Studio, Augustine Church, George 4th Bridge:  Dangerous Women – The women who organised against the First World War and for economic and gender justice with Lesley Orr, Helen Kay and Catriona Burness, email to reserve a place

Organised by Scottish WILPF


Saturday 3rd May – Edinburgh and Lothians May Day march – 1914-2014 Welfare not Warfare Assemble 11.30am Johnstone Terrace – March with Edinburgh Samba School and Tradfest followed by Rally at the Pleasance – with Owen Jones, Penny Stone and more ..


May 3rd 2014 3pm-midnight:Pete Seeger Singathon

Free Entry. All Welcome.  St. John’s Hall, Corner of Princes Street & Lothian Road Edinburgh,

Singing led by Penny Stone Donations will be collected to fund Penny’s trip to speak at an international peace conference in Sarejevo in June where she will be collecting peace songs for an international songbook.


Friday 16th May – 7pm – 9pm Campaigning Against Drones – at St Johns Church Hall – corner of Lothian Road and Princes Street – with Chris Coles.

Organised by Edinburgh Stop the War and the Peace and Justice Centre


Saturday 17th May – 12 midday – 3pm: Macdonald rd Library, Leith, EH7 4LU

Photographic Exhibition of British Indian soldiers of WW1

With a talk by Mujahid Islam on the involvement and hardships experienced by the Indian soldiers of the Indian army in the trenches of the Western Front.

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David Rovics Gig 21st April